Have you been living in your house for years and every time you pass by a specific room you always ask yourself: why is it so dark? Perhaps it is an attic or a transitional room in which there are no windows and which natural light struggles to reach. Maybe you are even desperate to give to that room a source of natural life. Well, the answer is simple: skylight windows!
Let’s start by saying that to install your roof window or skylight, you obviously need a roof, so that solution won’t work if you live in an apartment in an apartment building (unless it’s on the top floor), but in all other cases, it shouldn’t be a problem. The only thing that could stop you is a possible constraint linked to the historic center, but even here, it is rare that there are problems.
Another small clarification: roof window and skylight have the same function, but differ in positioning. In fact, if the window is suitable for attics and other rooms close to the roof and is perfect for sloping roofs, skylights are more useful in very high rooms or with a flat roof.
Not sure yet that this would be the perfect solution? No worries! In this article, we will see together why and how having a roof window is a good thing!
1 – Natural Light
Let’s start with the main reason. You have a dark room, and you most probably want to light it up, and there is nothing better than natural daylight to do that. In addition to giving new life and making the room brighter, it will give a sense of freshness and freedom that you would not have in a room lit only and exclusively with electric light. Moreover, you will also save on your electricity bill!
2 – Elegance
If there’s one thing that can’t be denied about skylights and roof windows, it’s that they provide an innate elegance to the room they light up. We all grew up with TV, especially in American luxury homes. The skylight is an ever-present element (often also the key to many spectacular entrances). In the collective imagination, it has become a touch of class.
But not only that, installing a skylight or a roof window will also increase the value of your home, so if one day you decide to sell it, you can ask for a higher price than what you bought it for!
3 – Chimney Effect
Here we enter basic physics. Hot air is lighter than cool air and therefore tends to go upwards. With a skylight or a window on the roof, you can count on the chimney effect, that is, the exit of hot air from above and the entry of fresh air from any side windows. In this way, the room remains cool even in summer with the beating sun, and you will better fight the humidity, which will not be able to form because there will be no condensation.
4 – Easy to Be Custom Made
It sounds incredible, but making a roof window or skylight isn’t that difficult. Obviously, you will need a specialized company that takes care to cut in the right place and in the right way to not create structural damage. The whole job will then take no more than 3 or 4 days, and generally, you will not even be asked to empty the whole room of the furniture that furnishes it … at most you will move some and cover the others with a cloth to prevent them from getting dirty.
5 – Psychophysical Well-Being
Many underestimate it, but the natural light that comes from above has a beneficial effect on both our psyche and our body. This is because, as mentioned before, it gives the room a sense of freedom and openness that will help you mentally, but this will also be followed by physical well-being because you will immediately have a feeling of relaxation, peace and tranquillity.
If you are looking for experts in skylight windows, check out Daylight Skylights. Serving both commercial and residential clients throughout Melbourne, they have been installing skylights for the past 35 years!